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John Massey will sign his new book at the AGS Weekend Conference

September 8, 2022
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This year’s Weekend Conference will start with John Massey’s talk: ‘My world of Hepaticas’. This will be followed by a tea break during which John will sign copies of his new book.


My world of Hepaticas John Massey

If you already purchased the book, you can bring it along to be signed by John.

Other speakers at the conference will include Harry Jans, Martin Sheader, Julian Sutton, Kurt Vickery, Timothy Walker and AGS Apprentice Bertie Swainston.

This year the Weekend Conference will take place on Saturday and Sunday 12–13 November 2022 at a new venue: Chesford Grange Hotel in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2LD.

‘My world of Hepaticas’ is a testament to John Massey’s passion for Hepatica, a genus of herbaceous woodland perennials from across the Northern Hemisphere, often grown by members of the AGS.

Published this year, this lavishly illustrated volume distils a lifetime of John’s travels to see his beloved plants both in the wild and in the collections of numerous friends and mentors in Europe, Asia and America. Botanical and taxonomical notes on all the recognised species are followed by horticultural advice that stems from John’s extensive experience of growing these plants at Ashwood Nurseries and in his private collection.

A keen gardener from a young age, John is a long-standing member and supporter of our charity.

See below a selection of Hepaticas exhibited at previous AGS Shows.